Do the four elements (fire, water, earth and air) shown in the Avatar (The Last Airbender) series have any basis in Hinduism?

Is this just a fun way to represent in Hinduism or are there verses in Hindu scriptures to back it up?

enter image description here

  • The system of five elements called "PanchaMahbhutas" is there in Hinduism & not just of four .1) Earth (Bhumi) , Jal(Water) ,Fire (Agani) , Wind (Maruta ,Vayu) Space ( Vyoma) . What's the funny part in this? – SwiftPushkar Dec 17 '16 at 4:42
  • @SwiftPushkar its called wind not air and it has 2 names maruta and vayu. – William Dec 17 '16 at 4:43
  • Do they actually say so in the movie series (or in the script?) that they are related to Hinduism? If yes, your question is a valid one. If not, then you are just speculating, which is not allowed here. If latter, Movies.SE might be a better place to ask this question. If former, you need to write something in your question to link the movie to Hinduism. E.g., notes from script or the director saying he was inspired by Hinduism. – sv. Dec 17 '16 at 4:43
  • @SwiftPushkar its called avatar is that not enough? There are also reincarnations. Hinduism - notably, the seven chakras are also in the tv show. – William Dec 17 '16 at 4:44
  • 6

Browse other questions tagged .